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Lidded Boxes #13: Soft Maple Lidded Box

12-17-2016 05:21 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I turned another lidded box today. It was from a large block of soft maple. I have some more sanding to do on its very top; the box’s lid. This spot is where I turned the top to a small nub. I chose to remove the nub with a hand saw. I then cleaned up the remaining wood with a sharp hand chisel. Tomorrow I will sand it more through several grades of grit. The last lidded box that I hope to work on tomorrow is African mahogany. I did work on it some today. I bored through ...

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Lidded Boxes #8: More Bowl Work and Finally Some Work on Lidded Boxes

12-12-2016 03:09 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

Today I partially turned the bubinga wood block. In this image I have just made the blank round so I can next begin to turn its tenon, or foot. For its design or shape I wanted to make the bowl are large as i could with respect to its diameter; the base and its top. I bought this bubinga block because I was so impressed with the first bubinga bowl that I turned the other day. This is the last bowl blank I have in my shop. It is the seventh bowl i am turning. As I think it about it ...

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Lidded Boxes #5: Completed the 2nd Bowl and Started the 3rd and 4th...

12-07-2016 06:36 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I continued work on turning wood bowls. They will be Christmas gifts so I have much work to complete. I decided that I will finish turning the feet of each of these bowls after I have turned the outside and inside of all four bowls. So I will be finishing all four feet at the same time. The light bowl’s hardwood is lati. It has a very nice grain pattern. I took the bowl off the lathe. I had watched veteran turner Lyle Jamieson demonstrate how to use a hand chisel with a mallet t...

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Lidded Boxes #4: Still Turning the First Two Bowls

12-05-2016 04:15 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I worked more on these first bowls yesterday. Actually just on one of them. I had the inside to turn. I discovered my tenon had not been shaped correctly in order to fit on my four jaw chuck securely. It was a learning experience; one that I hope to remember and will practice on today since I will be working the second bowl. I watched a video today on the AAW website by Lyle Jamieson about turning feet on a bowl. I learned that I can break the CA glue joint instead of parting the glue c...

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Lidded Boxes #2: It's A Bowl

12-02-2016 04:42 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I have three additional wood blocks that are sized so I can make lidded boxes. I also have four blocks that I can turn into small bowls. I began today to with the bowls. I started the turning projects by using my epoxy bottle to glue on a screw chucks. The first block I started with I noticed that I had some movement. For safety reasons I took it off my lathe so I could attempt to anchor it better with my epoxy glue. I will check its strength tomorrow. I have turned the second block ...

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Turning Bowls from Green Wood - Tricks and Techniques

06-20-2012 04:38 PM by RobertJ | 6 comments »

IntroductionI’ve been turning large chunks of un-seasoned firewood since I started turning bowls over a year and a half ago. Much of the wood is turned without regard to it’s moisture content…I don’t have time to wait thru the recommended aging periods and I don’t choose to rough turn bowls and set them aside for a few months before turning them a second time. This isn’t about attitude, it’s about loving the experience of turning and accepting the cha...

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